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Australia: Health groups want ban on junk-food marketing ploys

Australian health groups want the Federal Government to ban the junk-food industry’s free toy and competition offers often used to promote fast-food meal deals and sugary cereals to children.

They believe these marketing tactics should only be used to advertise healthy food and drink.

Their call comes after a survey revealed that more than 90 per cent of Australians think the Government needs to regulate the use of giveaways to promote unhealthy food and drink.

Read more: The Age, 9 June 2009

Published on June 10, 2009 in Australian news